For educating marriage and family therapy (MFT) students, there has been an increasing emphasis on their ability to demonstrate a series of core competencies as identified by the American Associate for Marriage and Family (AAMFT) (Nelson et al., 2007). This type of therapist education from outcome-based education (OBE) fosters the characteristics or worldview associated with educational institutions and the profession. At the most general level, OBE is education or socialization into the professional MFT worldview. As a corrective to this, there is a need to seek this moral character in a Christian worldview which emphasizes a metanarrative informed by the Bible as well as Christian tradition. Therefore, moral character must be identified and developed in a Christian moral community. This Christian moral education and participation in moral community encourage Christian virtues such as faith, hope, and love.
Frederick, Thomas V. Ph.D. and Steele, Laura L.
"Core Competencies and Christian Education: An Integrative Approach to Education in Marriage and Family Therapy Programs,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol5/iss2/5